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Fairbanks, Alaska: Alaska's Oldest Car

Museum of shiny, restored, very old cars Includes Alaska's first automobile, hand-built in 1905 by a man who supposedly had never seen a car before.

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

Address:
212 Wedgewood Drive, Fairbanks, AK
Directions:
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. From College Rd turn north onto Margaret Ave. then right onto Wedgewood Drive. Follow it to the end.
Hours:
Summer Su-Th 10-7, F-Sa 11-6; fewer hours and days off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
907-450-2100
Admission:
Adults $18, 6-12 $10
RA Rates:
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Alaska's Oldest Car, a 1905 Sheldon.

Alaska's Oldest Car

Alaska's Oldest Car, a 1905 Sheldon, is on permanent exhibit at the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.

[SSalzman, 08/13/2023]
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

World-class auto museum of pre-WWII automobiles, many with links to early Alaska history. Faceless and headless mannequins posed next to the cars wear period clothes.

[Wayne, 08/19/2019]

The museum's prize is Alaska's first automobile, hand-built in 1905 by a man who supposedly had never seen a car before.


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